Melissa McKinnon: Artist

Melissa McKinnon is a Contemporary Canadian Landscape Artist living and painting in Calgary, AB.

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SOLD! “Dark and Stormy” is off to a new home – Abstract Cloudy Sky Painting by Contemporary Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon

“Dark and Stormy” 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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SOLD “Dark and Stormy” 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

“Dark and Stormy” is a new painting from my recent collaboration with Saje Natural Wellness {Read more about it here}. As soon as this collection of new paintings became available online, I was contacted by a new collector who had fallen in love with this image and just had to have it!

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“Dark and Stormy” {Detail Image} 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Don’t let the calm, soothing, neutral colour palette fool you – this painting is full of energy, and emotion.

I started this painting with soft layers of blended cloud and subtle washes of colour.

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“Dark and Stormy” {Detail Image} 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Then, much like a storm brewing, my energy started to build and thicker layers of impasto paint were applied. The combination of distinct textured palette knife marks mixed with delicate, swirling brush work heightens the tension and emotion within the painting.

It’s the beautiful dance between ethereal softness and tangible thick texture that I love most in this painting!

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“Dark and Stormy” {Detail Image} 20″x20″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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Four Paintings SOLD! A New Collector Adds Personality and Style To Their Newly Decorated Home With Colourful Landscape and Abstract Paintings by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

SOLD!

Thank you to Deidre Gilbert, local interior designer for helping her clients find the perfect paintings to complete their newly designed estate home on Lake Mahogany in Calgary, Alberta.

Her clients initially fell in love with two of my paintings – a vibrant and bold, blue and green abstract painting for a feature wall

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“Surfacing” 48″x36” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

and a soft and sophisticated contemporary prairie landscape painting for their master bedroom.

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“Prairie Sky” – 24″x24″
Acrylic Painting on Canvas

I love the variety of texture and colour in this painting, as you can see in this close-up detail photo of the clouds and sky!

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They also commissioned another abstract painting in a contrasting red, orange and purple colour palette to hang beside the first.

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“Heat” 36″x48″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

The two large 36″ x 48″ paintings together make a stunning visual impact!

I love working with interior designers for this exact reason – they aren’t afraid to mix colours, textures and styles of art to make a bold visual statement.

This house is sophisticated and elegantly decorated in neutral greys and soft whites – but it is far from being drab and boring! Unique accessories and colourful contemporary artwork throughout the home add style and personality.

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“Heat” 36″x48″ (Detail Image) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

The main feature in this home is the open concept kitchen and dining room (you’ll have to take my word on this – it’s huge and stunning – grand elegance personified!)

The home owners wanted a large work of art to hang as a focal point in the open concept room. They chose to commission this custom landscape painting.

The beautiful thing about commissioning a work of art is that you are able to work closely with me to establish the perfect size of painting to suit your space, incorporate meaningful subjects (in this landscape, it was the Alberta prairies and Rocky Mountains), as well as fine tune the colour palette.

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“Fondness For Grey” 36″x36″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Fondness For Grey” 36″x36″ (Detail Image) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This painting incorporates a variety of neutral grey tones while adding subtle touches of colour and texture throughout the sky, Rocky Mountains and prairie landscape.

They are still adding the finishing touches to the home decor but once the project is complete and professionally photographed, I will be sure to post photos of all four paintings in their newly designed home!

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“Fondness For Grey” 36″x36″ (Detail Image) Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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SOLD! “Ninfa’s Colours” 10″x10″ Colourful Abstract Landscape Painting by Contemporary Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“Ninfa’s Colours” 10″x10″ Acrylic on Canvas

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“Ninfa’s Colours” 10″x10” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This painting was purchased by one of my collectors as a unique and thoughtful birthday gift for one of their friends. It is now hanging in it’s new home in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

“Ninfa’s Colours” is from the series of landscape and beach paintings that I created earlier this year while in Chile, South America. To see more from the series, CLICK HERE.

Most of these colourful and thick textured paintings have been purchased but one of my favourites, “Terreno” is still available!

Translated into English, ‘terreno’ means land or terrain.

Every evening on the drive back to the house we were renting in Rancagua, Chile, I saw this breathtaking view. It is forever etched into my memory.

Although the Chilean landscape is quite different from Canada, the big, beautiful and richly coloured skies remind me of home.

“Terreno” 10″x10″ Acrylic on Canvas

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“Terreno” 10″x10” Acrylic Painting on Canvas $250

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My unique painting technique focuses on combining bright colours, thick layered texture, and intricate patterns throughout each painting.

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SOLD! Several paintings from the “Viña del Mar, CHILE” Plein Air Collection – Colourful Abstract Beach, Ocean, Sky Paintings on Canvas by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

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Several paintings from the “Viña del Mar, CHILE” Plein Air Collection – Colourful Abstract Beach, Ocean, Sky Paintings on Canvas by Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

“Viña del Mar – Study I” 10″x10″ Acrylic  on Canvas

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“Viña del Mar – Study I” 10″x10” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

“Viña del Mar – Study II” 12″x12″ Acrylic  on Canvas

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“Viña del Mar – Study II” 12″x12” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

“Viña del Mar – Study IV” 12″x12″ Acrylic  on Canvas

Beach painting, paintings of beaches, water paintings, ocean painting, colourful painting art, bright colours, colurful art, blue, teal, turquoise, green, yellow, orange, pink, fuschia, purple, lilac, purple orchid, beach, sand, ocean,mountains rocks, colourful sky painting, sunset painting, sunrise painting, Alberta landscape painter, Alberta landscape artist, Calgary artist, Melissa McKinnon, Canadian artist, landscape paintings, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, Canada, contemporary landscape painter, contemporary landscape paintings, paintings of prairies, Prairie landscape paintings, Canadian prairies, abstract landscape paintings, big sky paintings, clouds, cloud paintings, Big Alberta Sky, Alberta skies, thick texture paint, impasto painting, paintings with impasto, colourful mountain painting, abstract mountain art, Mountain painting, mountains, custom painting, painting commission, landscape painting commission, mountain paintings, Mountain Painting, abstract mountain painting, art gallery, contemporary landscape painting, contemporary landscape artist, contemporary art, contemporary painting, quadro, playa, pintura, Chile, south america, Viña del mar, valparaiso, con con, reñaca.

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“Viña del Mar – Study IV” 12″x12” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

“I recently packed up all of my necessary art supplies and hauled them, along with my family of five to Chile, South America for six weeks. In addition to touring the land, spending time with our wonderful family and friends, I am also thankful to have had a ton of time to relax, paint, and be inspired by this beautiful country. I have been painting small studies 10″x10″ and 12″x12″ which I am using as inspiration to reinterpret on a larger scale now that I have returned home to Canada. Here are some of the pieces from my newest collection of en plain air paintings from Viña del Mar, Chile, South America.”

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To see more of my paintings available for purchase, please visit my PAINTING GALLERY.

To learn more about the process of commissioning a painting with me, CLICK HERE or send me an EMAIL.

To be the first to hear about new paintings, works in progress and news from my studio, 

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Beach painting, paintings of beaches, water paintings, ocean painting, ocean art, beach art, colourful painting art, plain air paintings, bright colours, colourful art, blue, teal, turquoise, green, yellow, orange, pink, fuchsia, purple, lilac, purple orchid, beach, sand, ocean,mountains rocks. colourful sky painting, sunset painting, sunset art, sunrise painting, Alberta landscape painter, Alberta landscape artist, Calgary artist, Melissa McKinnon, Canadian artist, landscape paintings, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, Canada, contemporary landscape painter, contemporary landscape paintings, abstract landscape paintings, big sky paintings, clouds, cloud paintings, cloud art. Alberta art, Canadian art, western art, Alberta skies, thick texture paint, impasto painting, paintings with impasto, colourful mountain painting, abstract mountain art, Mountain painting, mountains, abstract mountain painting, art gallery.  quadro, arte, playa, pintura, Chile, south america, Sud America, Viña del mar, valparaiso, con con, reñaca. Wall art, decorating with art, how to hang art, wall art inspiration, artist to collect, interior design inspiration.